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Guillard to meet Danzig at UFC on Fox 8

ESPN staff
April 3, 2013
Melvin Guillard has lost four of his last five © Getty Images

A lightweight contest between Melvin Guillard and Mac Danzig has been confirmed for a UFC on Fox event this summer.

The 155lb bout is the first official addition to the card, which takes place on July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle. UFC officials broke the news via Twitter on Wednesday.

Guillard (30-12-2) is badly in need of a win, having lost four of his past five fights. The 30-year-old veteran worked his way toward title contention in mid-2011 with a five-fight win streak, but has plummeted since.

It's currently unclear where Guillard will prepare for the fight. He made a recent split with the Blackzilians camp in South Florida but was reportedly denied access to his former team at Greg Jackson's MMA in Albuquerque.

Danzig (21-10-1) comes off a split decision loss to Takanori Gomi at a UFC on Fuel event in November. Winner of the sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter reality series, Danzig holds a 5-6 overall record in the Octagon.

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